University of Texas--Austin

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727 E. Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX 78705

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The School of Law at University of Texas--Austin has an application deadline of March 1. The full-time program application fee at the School of Law at University of Texas--Austin is $70. Its tuition is full-time: $33,162 per year (in-state) and full-time: $49,244 per year (out-of-state). The student-faculty ratio is 10.4:1. The School of Law at University of Texas--Austin has 152 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

The student body at the University of Texas—Austin School of Law is known for its diversity. UT Law educates more women than any other top public law school in the country, the school reports, and minority students make up about a third of the law school student body. Students join one of eight societies, which coordinate first-year orientation activities, social functions and public service events.

At the UT School of Law, there are more than 15 clinics in which to get hands-on legal experience, from the Transnational Worker Rights Clinic to the Criminal Defense Clinic. J.D. students can also take internship courses that include work in nonprofit organizations, government agencies, courts and more. Students can get free tutoring at the Law School Writing Center, which offers individualized lessons on argument structure and rhetorical strategies.

There are more than 30 student organizations to join, including the Texas Oil and Gas Law Society and Assault and Flattery, the law school’s musical theater company. Close to 95 percent of law students live off campus, though graduate students may apply to live in the on-campus University Apartments.

For students pursuing public interest law, the UT Law Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) offers financial aid to in-debt graduates earning less than $50,000 for full-time, law-related public service work. Notable alumni include Paul Begala, political consultant and former adviser during Bill Clinton’s presidency, and Larry Macon, an attorney who holds the world record for running the most marathons in one year (153 in 2012).

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Year founded 1883
Public/private Public
Law school designation National


Application deadline March 1
Full-time program application fee $70
Part-time program application fee N/A
Admissions phone (512) 232-1200
Admissions email


Full- and part-time faculty 152
Student-faculty ratio 10.4:1
Total faculty 162

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 1,046
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)
J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013 378


Tuition and fees

full-time: $33,162 per year (in-state)
full-time: $49,244 per year (out-of-state)

Room and board $12,420


Employed at graduation2 64.1%
Median private sector starting salary $160,000
Median public service starting salary $50,000


Total volumes and volume equivalents 1,020,010

* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data

2. Represents the percentage of all 2012 graduates who had a full-time job lasting at least a year for which bar passage was required or a J.D. degree was an advantage. These employment rates are part of the data on placement success used to determine a school’s ranking.

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